California visitor helps in Tidy Towns clean-up
Tidy Towns volunteers – Norman Kelly, Mary Butler, Peter Forde, Mike Lambert, Aine Kelly and Molly the dog

California visitor helps in Tidy Towns clean-up

Tallaght Community Council (TCC) thanked Mike Lambert for joining the Tallaght Village Tidy Towns while on his holidays in Tallaght village.

Mike Lambert, from Turlock, California, was visiting family in Tallaght during August and September. Mike joined the twice-weekly Tidy Towns group, helping with plant watering every week while he was here. He entertained the group with his fascinating life stories while working hard.

Mike’s example of volunteering while on holidays is inspirational and shows a real sense of community giving.

The power and success of the Tidy Towns is all dependent on people taking part.

Some highlights of the achievements of the Tidy Towns volunteers, 24 Tidy Town twice-weekly cleaning events held since it launched on June 1 are increasing volunteer numbers each week – largest event had over 20 volunteers in attendance;

Tidy Town volunteers are diverse – of all ages and nationalities;

Total volunteer hours contributed so far is almost 500 hours in the first 3 months

Tidy Towns have removed over 75 bags of litter from the village in the first three months of activity;  21 new flower planters installed; 120 iron bollards painted; Watergate bridge area cleared and Old Bawn Rd car-park weeded.